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ID: 700001953Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Grote polychrome balusterpot met musicerende dames (pot (container); unknown Chinese; ca. 1645/ca. 1660; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); AK-NM-6462; RM001.collect.3172)
Note: A group of female musicians and a dancer can be seen on the front of the vase, watched, on the reverse, by a lady surrounded by her servants. The scene is depicted in cobalt blue glaze and colourful enamel on a porcelain base. The vase was made in China, during the turbulent years of transition when the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) made way for the Qing (1644-1912). The porcelain manufactured in this period of civil unrest was especially popular in Europe and was shipped to the West in massive quantities by the merchants of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Generally, however, the decoration was only in blue.
Titles:
Grote polychrome balusterpot met musicerende dames (preferred,C,U,RP,Dutch-P,U,U)
Large polychrome vase depicting with female musicians (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
pot (container) [300045697] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Containers (Hierarchy Name), containers (receptacles), <containers by form>, vessels (containers))

Classifications:
vessels (preferred)

Creation Date: ca. 1645/ca. 1660

Creator Display:
unknown Chinese [preferred,VP]
anoniem [,VP]
potter unknown Chinese (Chinese cultural designation) [500125222]
Locations:
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: AK-NM-6462; RM001.collect.3172
Display Materials: porcelain with blue underglaze and colored enamel
porcelain (material) [300010662]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, clay, clay products, <ceramic and ceramic products>, ceramic (material))
glaze [300015091]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by location or context>)
firing (technique) [300053887]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, temperature-related techniques)
painting techniques [300053343]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <painting and painting techniques>)

Dimensions: 37 (height) (overall) x 33 (body diameter) x 20.5 (base diameter) x 20 (rim diameter) cm
Events:
exhibition: Rembrandts Erben - Verbesserung, Vollendung und Vermarktung eines verehrten Vorbilds; 2011-12-17 - 2012-02-12

Cultures:
Chinese (preferred)
Qing

General Subject:
genre (preferred )
human figure(s)
landscape
ornament
decorative arts
activity

Specific Subjects:
servants [300025874]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by occupation>, <people in service occupations>) (AAT)
dancer [300025653]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by occupation>, people in the humanities, <people in the arts and related occupations>, <people in the arts>, people in the performing arts, performing artists) (AAT)
musicians [300025666]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by occupation>, people in the humanities, <people in the arts and related occupations>, <people in the arts>, people in the performing arts) (AAT)
geometric motifs [300009764]
.....(Physical Attributes Facet, Design Elements, design elements (attributes), motifs) (AAT)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: overdracht van beheer 1885
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Balustervormige pot op een iets inspringende, ongeglazuurde bodem en spreidende voet. Hoge hals met geprofileerde en bruin geglazuurde rand. Gedecoreerd in twee tinten onderglazuur blauw en verschillende emails: twee tinten groen, donker en licht ijzerrood, zwart en geel. De omtreklijnen van de beschildering zijn uitgevoerd in zwart email. Op één zijde een landschap met een dame en vier vrouwelijke bedienden, waarvan twee met grote waaiers. Op de andere zijde een terras met zes vrouwen die muziek maken en een danser. Een grote rots en een bananenplant sluiten de scène af. Op de schouder van de pot een band met een motief van gebroken ijs; rondom de hals rotsen en bloesemtakken. De deksel ontbreekt.
Sources and Contributors:
Grote polychrome balusterpot met musicerende dames........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012) accessed 12 September 2012
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/AK-NM-6462/grote-polychrome-balusterpot-met-musicerende-dames
Large polychrome vase depicting with female musicians........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-)
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/AK-NM-6462/grote-polychrome-balusterpot-met-musicerende-dames; accessed 12 September 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/AK-NM-6462; accessed 14 September 2012
Dutch ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/AK-NM-6462/grote-polychrome-balusterpot-met-musicerende-dames; accessed 12 September 2012
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